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Field Research Assistant1

  • Company: iHub Research
  • Deadline: Friday 19th July 2013
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Positions open as of 15th July 2013

Applications close on 19th July 2013

Start Date: 1st August 2013

Contract length: 2 months

Vacancies: 3 available positions

iHub Research is a technology research center under iHub, Narobi’s Innovation Center. Focusing on research centered on governance, entrepreneurship, innovation, and business. We strive to encourage the growth of high-quality research in East Africa.

Pay scale: 1,300 Ksh/day plus all expenses covered including travel, accommodation, and meals. If short-listed, required interview sessions commence on 23rd July and candidate should be fully available as from 25th July for trainings and preparations for field study. Kindly, do not apply if you cannot make it for this interview and commit full time for 2 months.

We are currently seeking attentive to detail, proficient, good note takers and persons who can articulate themselves. The hired field research assistants, will be reporting to the Research Project Manager and working closely with the Research Leads on conducting face-to-face and focus group interviews with entrepreneurs in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret.


  • Excellent people skills with the ability to communicate with entrepreneurs and  stakeholders from various ICT backgrounds

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • The ability to make people feel at ease and comfortable talking freely with you

  • Training in Community Development or relevant training

  • Note taking and fast typing skills

  • At least one year relevant work or internship experience in a position where teamwork and presentations was an important aspect of the job

  • Experience in research, especially interviews and fieldwork.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google docs

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines, follow directions, be prompt, and work independently.

Education & expertise:

  • At least a Bachelor degree in Business or Information Technology

  • At least 1 year experience in field research and ICT related research

  • Conversant with ICT and tech entrepreneurship trends will an added advantage

  • Experience in data analysis tools e.g. SPSS will be a plus

How to apply

Apply for this position:

Send your CVs and a cover letter through this email Kindly, remember to indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 021/FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT). The applicants who do not indicate THE REF NO. and job title will be automatically disqualified.

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Candidates who meet the above qualifications and are available to start immediately are encouraged to apply.

  • iHub Research is an equal opportunity employer